In 2012, during the International Year of Cooperatives, as declared by the United Nations, the International Summit of Cooperatives has persuasively and relevantly showcased “the Amazing Power of Cooperatives”. The first edition of the Summit was a landmark event that will eventually become a must for today's and tomorrow's leaders intent on strengthening the influence that the cooperative and mutualist movement has on the socioeconomic and political world stage.
The 2014 BC Land — Collaborations & Connections — will be an interdisciplinary conference organized by five professional organizations, all of which share ties to land and land-use in British Columbia (Appraisal Institue of BC, Planning Institute of BC, BC Institue of Agrologists, BC Society of Landscape Architects & The Real Estate Institute of BC).
Rising sea level is of particular importance to coastal communities like those that make up Metro Vancouver. Join Carbon Talks and oceanographer and author John Englander, to discuss sea level rise, its economic and geographic impacts, and how we can intelligently adapt our communities.
A subway to UBC? Bike sharing? Pedestrian Accessibility? Electric vehicles? Transportation of goods?
What is the City doing to get people where they need to go in the most sustainable way possible?
Join Sadhu Johnston, Deputy City Manager for the City of Vancouver, and Jerry Dobrovolny, Director of Transportation for the City of Vancouver, as they unveil the latest on Vancouver's transportation plan, and how these plans help our City become the "greenest city in the world" by 2020.
Please join us October 17-20, 2013 at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville for the Biophilic Cities Peer Network LAUNCH. The event, which will be free and open to the public, will feature innovative planning and best practices from a host of international biophilic cities, cities that contain abundant nature and that strive to foster deep connections and daily contact with the natural world.
We invite you to shape the 2013 Summit by proposing an innovative education session. The EcoDistricts Summit gathers leading municipal policymakers, developers, business leaders, planners, financiers and community leaders – people with decision-making power about the future of cities. Plenary sessions and panel discussions are carefully curated to introduce conference participants to cutting-edge projects and thought leadership in green buildings, smart infrastructure, and community action.
Following on from Montreal, Istanbul, San Francisco, Bangalore, Shenzhen, Curitiba, Dakar, Adelaide and Berkeley, it will be the first edition to be held in the European Union. ECOCITY is the cross-disciplinary World Summit on Sustainable Cities supported by the NGO Ecocity Builders. The concept was originally designed to:
Recent spikes in food prices and the resulting political upheavals in the Middle East and North Africa have put food security back on the global agenda. Governments around the world are grappling with how to raise the importance of agriculture in overall economic development.
Michael Cleland is Nexen Executive in Residence at the Canada West Foundation; Secretary/ Treasurer of QUEST; former federal Assistant Deputy Minister for Energy; and former CEO & President of the Canadian Gas Association. The talk will take place on May 23 at 6:00 PM in the Asia Pacific Hall, Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue - 580 West Hastings Street Vancouver. Wine and cheese reception to follow. Free and open to the public.
Each year, the CaGBC brings the green building industry together for the CaGBC National Conference and Expo. It is the premier green building event that connects sustainably-minded businesses, organizations and individuals, and encourages them to look beyond their day to day work and embrace the bigger picture.
Public consultations are currently underway, following the release of the 2012 Progress Report on the first Federal Sustainable Development Strategy for 2010-13, and the draft of the second Strategy covering the 2013-16 period. These are two important milestones in the federal government's sustainable development efforts in accordance with the Federal Sustainable Development Act.